2013 Introduction blog

Welcome to another year of study abroad in Grenoble France! This year’s group of students went from May 12th to June 10th, 2013. Take a look around and read the experiences of Southern Illinois University students in the College of Business study abroad program. Every blog entry labelled “Student Voices” is written by a student….

The 2011 College of Business Study Abroad Trip….8 days til takeoff

We leave in 8 days for our 2011 College of Business Study Abroad trip! This year, we will leave the Saturday after final exams (instead of the Tuesday after graduation). It will be the first time in 9 years that I will not be attending Southern Illinois University’s Spring Commencement excercises. I will miss congratulating our graduates. Last night,…

Student Voices: STEVEN

I would have liked to talk about our trip to Nice, because that was the most fun I had over the trip, but J Buckets (Jonathan) already covered that.  Annecy was also very awesome, but L Train (Lindsay) beat me to that, so I have decided to just give a brief overview of my thoughts,…

Student Voices: JOHNNA

When we arrived in Grenoble, France it seemed like we had so much time.   Immediately after arrival, we began exploring and venturing off to discover as much as possible.  Unfortunately, there never seemed to be enough time to see everything.  Although our schedule always seemed to be overflowing with places to visit and wonderful cultural…

Student Voices: NICOLE

          What shouldn’t hold you back!!! When I first learned about the study abroad program I was ready to pack my bags right then and leave but as the days went by I began realizing how different I was going to have to live in France than what I lived in…

Student Voices: TREY

Foreign Food Blog When traveling abroad, I believe the best thing to do when it comes to food is to simply start with an open mind and be willing to try new things.  On my trip to France I ate at many different restaurants and I tried many news foods that I have never had…

Student Voices: DAVID

I wasn’t sure what I intended on writing when I started this, so I’m sorry if it’s a little disjointed, but here are some tips for a short stint in France that Grenoble has taught me… 1. No matter how much French you know, “Bonjour” in a cheery voice and “Merci” should be the two…